Android use surges to over 60% in July

Android use surges to over 60% in July
Android’s growth is something we’re already used to, but it’s the leaps and bounds that the platform takes that exceeded expectations in July as Google’s OS jumped by 7% to reach 61% of all mobile operating systems in July, a report based on smartphone usage on Millenial’s ad network showed. Millenial has one of the biggest mobile ad networks in the States. Android has been the leading smartphone platform in the last eight months, while iOS devices remained a distant runner-up capturing only 21% of the market, a huge 6 percentage point drop in the last month. RIM and its BlackBerry OS was the third platform in the ranking, rounding up a total market share of 96% for the first three operating systems.

Symbian and Windows Phone accounted for only 2% of the market.

Apple at the same time remained the biggest vendor in Millenial’s statistics for July with a 26.45% share, followed by Samsung occupying slightly more than 19%. The iPhone dominated the devices chart with its 13.6% share, with the Android-running Nexus S and RIM’s BlackBerry Curve trailing behind.

Could those dynamics change next month when a handful of events are set to stir the market? The Galaxy S II is expected to get announced stateside on August 29th, while September 1st seems to be the date for the first Mango devices to appear along with new Android handsets. Plenty of room for speculation, isn't there?

source: Millenial via BGR


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36 Comments

1. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

And it will keep surging until it's like 90-95%

9. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I doubt it will go that high

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Im thinking 70% will be max penetration. with ios5, mango, and QNX all round the corner it will probably go to 70 and then maybe slide back to 60-65 as people try the new platforms. Then again who knows.. lol

23. box unregistered

I'd agree with that; with the strong push Microsoft is going to have with Mango, I believe that WP7 will start capturing more market share, resulting in Android having a strong majority, with iOS and WP7 taking second and third place, respectively, probably through summer of 2012, when Apollo launches, then WP7 might overtake iOS, presuming the next 2 iphones are the relative failures they're looking to be based on the rumored (lack of) stats from the iOs camp and lack of real updates to the platform

21. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Hah, Apple is the top manufacturer in the world for smartphones. They are beating Android 10 to 1.

30. ilia1986 unregistered

Any more nonsense you want to spray out of your iHole, Miz? Maybe you will also claim that Mac sales are 200% higher than PC sales..

32. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I like turtles

2. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

And where is bada...? Why is there almost no analytics firm that has bada in their surveys ?

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Maybe its a US report? I'll have to read more from te sources latter

14. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

or maybe the OS is so weak, and non-supported by consumers, that it simply cannot appear on any statistic made?

28. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

no one cares about bada except you

31. ilia1986 unregistered

Can you feel it taco? That unexplained feeling you got that the world as you know it is starting to crumble apart.. that fear that once SJ and his stupid fruit company will crawl back to the place them came from - and the Green Great Google will rule the planet - you will no longer have any purpose in life? You do? Good. I want you to feel it taco. I want you to be there when it happens. That is so that I, and many others who stand beside me - can say to you unanimously - "We told you so!". :D

3. Moo unregistered

Hehe Peter with your bada keep hope alive! I really enjoy my Nexus S and would not go back to an iPhone. I have said this before somewhere else on here. I am since 1998 a Linux desktop user and Android fits me very well.

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

The S is a great device glad to see people are choosing it above beefier handsets. The next nexus might have a greater market share than this one as its gonna have much higher specks and again be a first to get anything

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Wow Android is at 61%. That is such a huge number, & to think the Samsung Galaxy S II & Nexus Prime are NOT out in the U.S. yet. With those 2 devices alone Android can jump to over 70%. This is just insane momentum. Google & Android are on a roll, no more like a STEAM ROLL!

6. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

61 % is a huge number... Maybe Google realised that with that much market share they could just as well make their own hardware.

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Not really man

10. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey thanks for the help with the Android Market. I got it working with no problems. :-) Thanks again!

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Glad is working for you man :D enjoy

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol peter.. you keep trying. and to keep saying that means u dont understand google at all.

18. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Hey remixfa I am glad you are on, I want to personally thank you also for the help with the Android Market & with your advice on the Galaxy S overclocking. It's nice I got the Epic 4G to 1.2 GHz, you were right the 1.5 GHz gets it a little warm. Hey the wife likes it & says it's even faster. She noticed & that is all that matters! lol Thanks again!

11. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

lol android steamrolling the competition, lets hope it continues that way. the SGS2 and maybe the bionic will help increase that number up to ~70%. not to mention the nexus prime coming out soon too.

22. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

wrong

24. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

i like turtles

25. G-reg unregistered

Have you seen my baseball?

29. ilia1986 unregistered

Miz and taco are idiots. You literally can't dispute that.

33. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I like turtles

12. proxas

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 24, 2011

It's funny how the iPhone 1,2,3 & 4 are grouped into one percentage group but the Droid 1,2 & 3 are separate categories. So on and so forth for other phones that have multiple versions

26. G-reg unregistered

Well, with apple leaveing anyone with the iphone 3 or earlier void of a very inportant, very well media covered, security flaw fix I imagine owners to either trash, or pass the buck on there bank info dispencing "smartphone". But either way, i would suspect its due to the popularity the name Droid has and the fact it is only a verizon stamp they put on select models.

15. xpple unregistered

phonearena, the popup adds are bull. get rid of them! or I can find other sites toread.

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